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any of various substances that interfere with the action of the alpha-receptors.
al′pha-block`ing, adj.
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Noun1.alpha blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptorsalpha blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
Minipress, prazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
Hytrin, terazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
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Now there are three classes of medications: alpha blockers (Tamsulosin and others), 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (Finasteride and others) and the phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitor Tadalafil.
A Alpha blockers, which are also prescribed to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and Raynaud's disease, are among several common types of medications that can disrupt sleep.
Lapitan cites three types of drugs that can manage specific conditions: alpha blockers relax the muscle fibers in the prostate and bladder; and alpha reductive inhibitors shrink enlarged prostates over nine to 18 months.
2: Frequency of Anti-Hypertensive Agents Used no of patients ACE inhibitors 3 Diuretics 55 Calcium channel blockers 76 Beta blockers 58 Alpha blockers 18 Cenral sympatholytics 24 Note: Table made from bar graph.
(1,2) Guidelines from the 8th Joint National Committee (JNC8) on the management of high BP, released in 2014, recommend beta-blockers, alpha blockers, or aldosterone antagonists (AAs) as equivalent choices for a fourth-line agent.
It was recommended to review LUTS symptoms in patients taking alpha blockers 4 to 6 weeks and then every 6 to 12 months.
Acute urinary retention previously considered as an absolute indication for surgery is now being challenged by alpha blockers.
Complication rates of 127 surgical procedures performed in rheumatic patients receiving tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers. Clin Exp Rheumatol.
In a prospective pilot study conducted by Thomas et al13 fifteen women with functional bladder outlet obstruction were treated with alpha blockers. Symptoms and urodynamic parameters were assessed before and 4 weeks after the initiation of a-blocker therapy.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) is the main modality of treatment in renal stones less than 2.0cm in size.1 Recently many agents such as calcium channel blockers, corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and alpha blockers have been used to facilitate stone passage along the ureter.
* prescription drug use of alpha blockers, beta blockers, beta agonists and others;